Southwest Chicken Chili made with Cook's Delight® Ancho Pepper Concentrate Soup Base

Southwest Chicken Chili – Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Recipe


This flavorful blend of ingredients make this a very popular and easy to make dish for guests. Garnish chili with cheese, cilantro, onions or sour cream. Serve over rice for a alternative recipe. Cook’s Delight Chili Chipotle Pepper Concentrate  and Ancho Pepper Concentrate soup base brings the heat to this delightful comfort food.  Add more or less for your heat preference.

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This Recipe Is:
12-16 Dinner Gluten Free Cook’s Delight® Chipotle Chili Flavor Concentrate VG-878 and Ancho Pepper Concentrate VG-180


  • 4 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 medium onions - chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper - chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 – 15 oz cans black beans - loosely drained
  • 1 – 15 oz can cannellini beans (white kidney beans) - loosely drained
  • 1 – oz can corn - drained
  • 1 – 16 oz jar red salsa
  • 1 – 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Cook’s Delight® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate VG-878
  • 1/2 tbsp Cook's Delight® Ancho Pepper Concentrate
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 limes - juiced
  • 1 package chili seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • oil (for sauteing)
  • Serve with cheese and sour cream or over rice (optional)

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Step 1

Juice 3 limes into a small dish.

Step 2

Add 2 1/2 tbsp Cook’s Delight® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate and 1/2 tbsp Cook's Delight® Ancho Pepper Concentrate to the boiling water and stir to mostly dissolve to make Pepper Stock.

Step 3

Sauté onions, red bell pepper and garlic in a small amount of oil.

Step 4

Place chicken breasts in the Instant Pot® or slow cooker.

Step 5

Spread onion, pepper and garlic mixture over chicken breasts.

Step 6

Sprinkle chili seasoning mix evenly on top.

Step 7

Cover chicken breasts with salsa, lime juice, beans, corn, Chipotle/Ancho Pepper stock and diced tomatoes.

Step 8

Top with chopped cilantro.

Step 9

Place Instant Pot® lid on and turn knob to venting. If using a slow cooker, put lid on.

Step 10

Cook on “Normal and More” for 7 hours. Open pot and remove chicken and shred chicken with a fork. Cook an additional 30 minutes or so.

Step 11

Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream, optional.

Step 12

Serve over rice, if desired.

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